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David Bruce: Dante’s INFERNO: A Discussion Guide — “Canto 4: Limbo”

“Canto 4: Limbo” Dante the Pilgrim wakes up in Limbo. How does Dante the Poet depict Limbo? Dante falls asleep, and then he wakes up in Limbo. Limbo is the first Circle of Hell. It is not a place of … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Dante’s INFERNO: A Discussion Guide — “Canto 3: The Gate of Hell”

“Canto 3: The Gate of Hell” At the beginning of Canto 3, we enter Hell. In Canto 3, Dante and Virgil go through the gate that leads into the Inferno. Many ancient heroes have visited the Underworld. Name a few, … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Dante’s INFERNO Discussion Guide: Canto 2

“Canto 2: Dante Hesitates” Dante must endure a journey that he likens to a battle. Why does he make that comparison? Dante writes that “I, one man alone, / was making ready to endure the battle / of the journey, … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Dante’s INFERNO Discussion Guide: Canto 1

“Canto 1: The Dark Wood of Error” What is the time in which Canto 1 is set? The time is just before Good Friday, 8 April 1300. Explain the first 12 lines of the Inferno. What does Dante say in … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Dante’s INFERNO Discussion Guide — Preface and Introduction

Preface The purpose of this book is educational. I have read, studied, and taught Dante’s Divine Comedy, and I wish to pass on what I have learned to other people who are interested in studying Dante’s Divine Comedy. In particular, … Continue reading

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Dante PDFs and Links

DANTE Inferno haiku PDF DANTE PURGATORY haiku PDF Dante Paradise Haiku PDF *** Dante Inferno DG PDF Dante Purgatory DG PDF  Dante Paradise DG PDF *** INFERNO, PURGATORY, and PARADISE Here are links to my retellings of Dante’s Inferno, Purgatory and Paradise. … Continue reading

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Dante’s INFERNO, Canto 31: GIANTS

Engraver: Auguste Doré *** GIANTS *** Circle Eight to Circle Nine This journey requires giants Must go down a well *** NOTE: To go from Circle Eight to Circle Nine, a giant must lower you in his hand. The giant … Continue reading

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